The Montrose apartments, 4334 N Hazel, Uptown / Buena Park

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The Montrose, Chicago

The Montrose is an 18-story, 264-unit apartment building at 4334 N Hazel in the Buena Park section of the Uptown neighborhood. It was built in 1981 and is nearing completion of a substantial renovation. Jewel-Osco is on the ground floor of the building.

The Montrose, originally known as Pensacola Place, was designed by Tigerman McCurry Architects in a post-modern style. The balconies playfully evoke six Ionic columns.

The apartments

The Montrose offers studio, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments, and 2-story 2-bedroom townhomes. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are accessible online.

The Montrose, Chicago

Kitchens and baths have been updated. Kitchens have stainless steel appliances, including built-in microwaves and dishwashers.

The Montrose, Chicago

The apartments have large windows, plank flooring in living areas, and carpeted bedrooms. A number of the apartments have balconies.

Amenities, services, policies

The Montrose has a full suite of common-area amenities.

Pool deck, The Montrose
Tennis, The Montrose

There’s a rooftop pool deck and a private tennis court.

The Montrose, Chicago
 The Montrose, Chicago

The fitness center has a variety of cardio- and strength-training equipment.

The Montrose, Chicago
 The Montrose, Chicago

There are several spacious resident lounges equipped with large-screen TVs.

The Montrose, Chicago
 The Montrose, Chicago

One of the lounges has a gaming area and is adjacent to the fitness center and a well-equipped laundry room.

The Montrose is pet-friendly, subject to limits, and smoke-free. The building has on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 door staff.

Aerial view of The Montrose location, Chicago

The location

The Montrose is in Uptown’s Buena Park neighborhood, several blocks north of Lakeview. Buena Park is a largely residential neighborhood dominated by low-rise buildings and single-family homes.

The Montrose is just west of Clarendon Park, and within easy walking distance of Lincoln Park’s Montrose Harbor and Montrose Beach.

Truman College, Thorek Memorial Hospital, and Weiss Memorial Hospital are a few blocks from The Montrose.

Shopping. The Montrose has convenient access to grocery shopping, with a Jewel-Osco on the ground floor of the building.

Aerial view of The Montrose location, Chicago

A Ross Dress for Less is around the corner, and Target is just north on Broadway.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment. Residents are likely to head south along Broadway to the thriving dining and nightlife scene in Lakeview, or north to the Uptown entertainment district.

The Satellite Café on Montrose, Chicago

The Satellite Café, a few steps away on Montrose, is a popular local spot for coffee, tea and sandwiches.


The Bar on Buena, a few minutes’ walk from The Montrose, boasts that it has “the world’s smallest kitchen.” Its next-door neighbor, North Buena Deli & Wine, has garnered positive reviews.

Parks, recreation. The Montrose residents have outstanding access to public parks and recreational activities.

Clarendon Park, Montrose Beach, Chicago

The 8-acre Clarendon Park has junior baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, a two-hoop basketball court, a dog-friendly area, a playground, and a field house that hosts a variety of activities. Soccer and football fields and a 9-hole golf course are just across Lake Shore Drive east of The Montrose.

Free Wi-Fi, a concession stand and volleyball nets are just a few of the draws at nearby Montrose Beach.

The 1,200-acre Lincoln Park, one of the great public spaces in America, is just east of The Montrose. Lincoln Park has almost every recreational amenity imaginable, from an archery range to a great free zoo.

Transportation. The Montrose has good access to public transportation.

Red Line at Wilson, Chicago

It’s less than a 10-minute walk from The Montrose to the CTA Red Line and Purple Line express stop at Wilson. There’s also bus service along Broadway and Marine Drive.

Lake Shore Drive access is convenient. Crosstown access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient from this location, and can be especially time-consuming before and after Cubs’ games.

Zipcar car sharing and DIVVY bike locations are a short walk from the building. Taxi and Uber service is readily available.

The competition

You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s Edgewater / Uptown apartment guide.

Note: The Montrose is a YoChicago advertiser.

The Montrose

Address 4334 N Hazel St
City Chicago 60613
# of Units 264
Pets Pet-friendly, subject to limits
Parking On-site garage parking
Built 1981
Renovated 2019
Management Waterton Residential
Website The Montrose

Video tours









An east-view one-bedroom at The Montrose









A sunset-view one-bedroom at The Montrose









A corner 2-bedroom, 2-bath at The Montrose

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